245 Jealousy Quotes For Haters & Friends

Brush those haters off with the help of these superb jealousy quotes!

If you feel you can certainly relate, these inspirational jealousy quotes are a great read to brush off those bad vibes and keep your head high.

As they say, jealousy is a sin.

Tell us about the time jealousy got the best of you in the comment section below.

What are the benefits of reading these jealousy quotes?

In life, we often encounter people who simply don’t know how to be happy for others.

Do you have some haters in your life that you would like to gain some perspective on?

Envy is an emotion that eats up many of us.

It is unhealthy, prevents us from moving forward, and fixates on what others have instead of what we want to work for.

Reading these jealousy quotes will help you:

  • spot when you are reacting out of jealousy
  • understand the importance of not comparing yourself to other people
  • practice gratitude

There is a Buddhist term, Mudita, which means sympathetic or unselfish joy.

Joy in the good fortune of others.

The opposite of Mudita is envy and jealousy.

It is a gift to let envy go, and it is life-changing to turn the emotion around into a positive one that motivates and inspires us.

Here are some thoughts on envy to consider as you move forward with your life.

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Jealousy Quotes About Love, Relationships, and Friends

1. “Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.” – Henry Abbey

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2. “The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.” – Baltasar Gracián

Jealousy Quotes About the envious

3. “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.” – Proverbs 14:30

Jealousy Quotes About life

4. “Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.” – Spanish Proverb

Jealousy Quotes and sayings

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5. “Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.” – Danish Proverb

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6. “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

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7. “Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space, feels itself excluded.” – William Hazlitt

Jealousy Quotes to inspire and teach

8. “Take heed you harbor not that vice called Envy, lest another’s happiness be your torment, and God’s blessing become your curse.” – Wellins Calcott

Jealousy Quotes on how it takes away your happiness

9. “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” – Buddha

Jealousy Quotes about peace of mind

10. “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”- Aeschylus

Jealousy Quotes about friends

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Jealousy quotes for haters

11. “It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.” – Charley Reese

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12. “Our envy of others devours us most of all.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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13. “Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another’s prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death.” – Charles Caleb Colton

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14. “Nothing sharpens sight like envy.” – Thomas Fuller

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15. “Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not.” – Johann Von Goethe

Jealousy Quotes about success

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16. “Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.” – William Hazlitt

Jealousy Quotes about envious people

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17. “Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.” – William Shakespeare

Jealousy Quotes about happiness

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18. “Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

Jealousy Quotes about hatred

19. “Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.” – John Gay

Jealousy Quotes to enlighten

Envy and Jealousy Quotes about life

20. “Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self-worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.” – Unknown

Jealousy Quotes about lack of appreciation

21. “Envy shoots at others and wounds itself.” – English Proverb

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22. “Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood.” – Muhammad

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23. “Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.” – Francis Bacon

Jealousy Quotes about comparison

24. “The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.” – Socrates

Jealousy Quotes about the envious person

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25. “Envy is like a fly that passes all the body’s sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.” – Arthur Chapman

profound Jealousy Quotes

26. “Jealousy—Tormenting yourself, for fear you should be tormented by another.” – Paul Chatfield

Jealousy Quotes about fear

27. “Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.” – George Bernard Shaw

Jealousy Quotes about relationships

28. “In jealousy there is more self-love than love.” – François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665

Jealousy Quotes about self love

29. “Envy is a waste of time.” – Unknown

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30. “But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.” — Herodotus

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Jealousy quotes in relationships

31. “It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.” – Lawrence Durrell, Justine, 1957

32. I don’t get jealousy, I don’t get how people hate each other – I never did.” — Nas

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33. “He that is not jealous is not in love.” – Augustine

34. “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” – William Penn, Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693

35. “Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.” – Josh Billings

36. “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” – Harold Coffin

37. “Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” – Elizabeth Bowen

38. “Pure love allows no room for jealousy.”- James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone

39.  “I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.”— Marilyn Manson

40. “Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point – that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative – self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it’s a mistake or luck.” – Jennifer James

Jealousy quotes for friends

41. “Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.”- Maya Angelou

42. “Jealousy is the great exaggerator.”- Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Conspiracy of Fiesco, 1783

43. “Jealousy and love are sisters.”- Russian Proverb

44. “As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.”- Antisthenes

45. “Jealousy is an awkward homage which inferiority renders to merit.”- de Puixieux

46. “Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.” – R. Orage

47. “Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.” – George Eliot

48. “[T]he ear of jealousy heareth all things.” – The Bible (Apocrypha), Wisdom of Solomon 1:10

49. “Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.” – Honore de Balzac

50. “Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt.” – Terri Guillemets

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51. “People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it’s all about? Jealousy.” — Summer Altice

52. “Envy is ignorance.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles.” – Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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54. “Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.” – Honoré de Balzac

55. “Never love unless you can bear with all the faults of man: Men will sometimes jealous be, Though but little cause they see.” – Thomas Campion, ‘Never Love Unless’

56. “Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both.” – Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

57. “Trifles light as air, are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.” – William Shakespeare, Othello

58. “The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.” – Dorothy Dix

59. “Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.” – Mark Twain

60. “Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.” – François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims

Insightful jealousy quotes

61. “Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.” – Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

62. “Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.” — Taylor Swift

63. “O! Beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” – William Shakespeare, Othello

64. “Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.” – Elizabeth O’Connor

65. “Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks.” – Ovid

66. “A show of envy is an insult to oneself.” – Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko

67. “I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs

68. “Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.” – Paul Eldridge

69. “The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

70. “Jealousy is a crutch.” – Terri Guillemets

Jealousy quotes to enlighten you

71. “Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.”- Havelock Ellis, On Life and Sex: Essays of Love and Virtue, 1937

72. “Jealousy… is a mental cancer.”- C. Forbes

73. “Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places.”- Terri Guillemets

74. “Envy slays itself by its own arrows.”- Unknown

75. “The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.” – Margaret Thatcher

76. “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” – Fulton J. Sheen

77. “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ” ― Carrie Fisher

78. “Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.” – William Shenstone

79. “Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.” – George Eliot

80. “Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.” -Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Jealousy quotes to inspire and teach

81. Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover’s insecurity.” – Margaret Mead

82. “Jealousy is one of the wickedest of all the passions. It is that which has been the most fruitful mother of tragedies, murders, and wars. But reprehensible though it is, jealousy is almost rather to be pitied than blamed–its first victims are those who harbour the feeling.” -Arthur Lynch

83. “Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” ― Shannon L. Alder

84. “Jealousy’s a weak emotion.” ― Jay-Z

85. “You can’t be yourself within jealousy.” ― Toba Beta

86. “I don’t ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody, because I figured if I can’t do it myself, I don’t deserve to get it.” — Clyde Tombaugh

87. “What sort of love is permeated by jealousy? You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.” — Peter Deunov

88. “Jealousy is an ugly emotion that makes people do some seriously whacked shit and when a woman is experiencing it, it’s worse.” ― Kristen Ashley

89. “Jealousy is love in competition.” ― Toba Beta

90. “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” – Robert A. Heinlein

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Thought-provoking jealousy quotes

91. “Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.” – Mary Schmich

92. “Jealousy – that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.” – Emile M. Cioran

93. “Passion can quickly slip to jealous or even hatred.” – Arthur Golden

94. “Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.” ― Joseph Addison

95. “Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.” – John Dryden

96. “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had…” – Erica Jong

97. “She let the jealousy slip out of her fingertips.” ― Jodi Lynn Anderson

98. “He who is jealous, is never jealous of what you see, with what is imagined is enough.” ― Jacinto Benavente

99. “A jealous husband is an ugly thing.” ― Keith Ablow

100. “The venom clamors of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.” – William Shakespeare

101. “The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.” – Salvador Dal

102. “You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.” – Margaret Atwood

103. To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.” – Joan Didion

104. “Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

105. “To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.” – F. Sagan

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106. “Grudges get heavier, the longer they are carried.” – F. P.K. Thomajan

107. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” – Bette Midler

108. “A jealous woman does better research than the FBI.” – Unknown

109. “Jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own.”– Roy T. Bennett

110. “Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else’s happiness or success” – Matthieu Ricard

111. “Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.”– Shannon Alder

112. “Jealousy is a disease; love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.”– Robert Heinlein

113. “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.”– Gary Allan

114. “You can’t be friends with someone who wants your life.”– Oprah Winfrey

115. “Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?”– Sean Covey

Jealousy quotes to contemplate on

116. “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” ― H.G. Wells

117. “Stop worrying about someone taking your spot. God already have it reserved. Do the work to get there and fill it!” ― Yvonne Pierre

118. “Jealousy is a disease, it’s like a poison.” ― Francesca Marciano

119. “Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.” ― Irvin D. Yalom

120. “One of the most powerful lessons in life is to recognize that no one can give you power, and many people don’t want you to have it. You have to find the courage to seize it, own it and hold on!” ― Shannon L. Alder

121. “Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women’s husbands.” ― Oscar Wilde

122. “Jealousy blurs the focus.” ― Toba Beta

123. “Beware of those who are bitter, for they will never allow you to enjoy your fruit.” ― Suzy Kassem

124. “The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.” ― Colette

125. “Envy suggests inferiority.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

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126. “Jealousy is a dog’s bark which attracts thieves.” -Karl Kraus

127. “A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.” -Jean Baudrillard

128. “There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.” -Washington Irving

129. “More men die of jealousy than of cancer.” -Joseph P. Kennedy

130. “Jealousy is the grave of affection.” -Mary Baker Eddy

131. “Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.” -Alexis Carrel

132. “Love shouldn’t be about jealousy or anything like that.” -Aaron Carter

133. “Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.” -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

134. “Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.” -Gene Tierney

135. “Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.” -Helen Rowland

Jealousy quotes about how it steals your joy

136. “Jealousy is the fear of comparison.” -Max Frisch

137. “There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.” -Lope de Vega

138.“To live without comparison is to remove a tremendous burden.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

139. “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” -Johann Kaspar Lavater

140. “Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.” -Aphra Behn

141. “The knives of jealousy are honed on details.” -Ruth Rendell

142. “From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.” -Ludovico Ariosto

143. “Your healing will begin the moment you realize who you need to distance yourself from.”  ― R. M. drake

144. “Even if people pretend that they’re OK with it, jealousy can eat people alive.” -Phoebe Fox

145. “Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it’s true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.” -Helen Fisher

Jealousy Quotes To Help You Avoid Envy

146. “Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.” — Thomas Jefferson

147. “Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealousy, and envy.” — Og Mandino

148. “Do not listen to nay-sayers, or those who may be envious or jealous of your intentions. See the possibilities. The world belongs to the doers not the nay-sayers.” — Byron Pulsifer

149. “Jealousy cuts across, and does not necessarily blend with, other aspects of a relationship.” — Terri Apter

150. “Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” — William Arthur

151. “If two people can fully trust one another and are good at communicating with each other, jealousy will never win. NEVER!” — Robert Rain

152. “If you’re suffering from problems of self-esteem or from constant bouts of jealousy, it didn’t happen overnight.” — Bailey Jackson

153. “Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears.” — Osho

154. “Dismiss personal jealousy and complaints. Learn to have tolerance and patience, both with yourself and with others.” — Thomas Erikson

155. “Aside from the real threats that are often present in our lives, there are other triggers of jealousy that are rooted in our own problems.” — Ryan Help

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156. “What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?” — Michael Connelly

157. “Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.” — Paulo Coelho.

158. “But jealous souls will not be answered so. They are not ever jealous for the cause, but jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster begot upon itself, born on itself.” — William Shakespeare

159. “I’ve never been jealous before I met you, it burns, luv. Like silver through my veins.” — Jeaniene Frost

160. “Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.” — Lord Byron

161. “Jealousy is the worst trait in any person.” — Adam DeVine

162. “I am used to jealousy and people putting me in a box and labeling me without really knowing me.” — Sonja Morgan

163. “Jealousy is a disease. Get well soon.” — Paris Hilton

164. “Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.” — Drake

165. “It’s a completely useless emotion – jealousy. I don’t go there.” — Joy Behar

Jealousy Quotes About How It Feels 

166. “Jealousy is a funny thing. We spend so much of high school consumed by it, hating that another person has something we don’t, wishing we could taste what it’s like to be them.” ― Casey McQuiston

167. “My heart is too valuable to allow hatred and jealousy to rent a spot.” ― Mufti Ismail Menk

168. “If you’re jealous of someone else it simply means you have not come to a true acceptance and appreciation of yourself.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

169. “Jealousy is not something you can turn off, it’s one of the natural feelings just like love.” ― Sarvesh Jain

170. “If you are getting jealous of someone excellence, believe me it will make you upset, disturbing, nervous, confused, distressing, and so on.”― Santosh Kumar

171. “It’s only natural to feel jealous, but what you do afterwards separates you from the crowd.” ― Sarvesh Jain

172. “Love bears two negative feelings; fear and jealousy, overcoming that, beautify life; otherwise, these become self-hurting.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

173. “Feeling Jealous of Same-field Friends is Normal, But Don’t Let It Ruin Your Creativity. Focus -Learn more about your innate talents Instead.” ― Chandima Gangodawila

174. “Jealousy is an attempt to hold by force what you know you can’t hold by merit” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana

175. “The jealousy is not only the conscious; it is the unconscious too and is much more dangerous and quietly destroys your best skills.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

Jealousy Quotes To Avoid Feeling Insecure

176. “When you strengthen your self-esteem, there is no room for jealousy.” — Harold H. Bloomfield

177. “Jealousy is the paralysis of love.” — Luc de Clapiers

178. “Love that is fed by jealousy dies hard.” — Ovid

179. “Obviously, in dealing with a relationship, sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that. And I don’t know, I’ve always been intrigued by those emotions.” — Adrian Lyne

180. “Jealousy … is an affliction of the spirit which, unlike some sins of the flesh, gives no one any pleasure.” — Muriel Spark

181. “jealousy is the direct result of self-betrayal.” — Edna O’Brien

182. “Togetherness, passion, laughter, faith, trust, and jealousy are the essential ingredients of love.” — Shahrukh Khan

183. “Jealousy is the very reverse of understanding, of sympathy, and of generous feeling. Never has jealousy added to character, never does it make the individual big and fine.” — Emma Goldman

184. “Bored by safety, the lover grows jealous and exacting.” — Mason Cooley

185. “Jealousy is a keen observer, but looks for all the wrong signs.” — H. L. Mencken

Jealous Quotes For When You Feel Envious

186. “Allow me to assure you, that suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation.” — Abraham Lincoln

187. “Jealousy which keeps silent grows in its silence.” — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

188. “Jealous people destroy what they are incapable of creating.” — Paul Guth

189. “A little jealousy arouses a happy love that is asleep.” — Antoinette Deshoulieres

190. “Jealousy blinds the stricken heart, and without examining, believes everything it fears.” — Pierre Corneille

191. “No true love there can be without its dread penalty – jealousy.” — Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

192. “We are jealous of a rival, while we are envious of what other people have.” — Jean le Rond d’Alembert

193. “All jealousy must be strangled in its birth, or time will soon make it strong enough to overcome the truth.” — Davenant

194. “Women detest a jealous man whom they do not love, but it angers them when a man they do love is not jealous.” — L’Enclos

195. “Jealousy is like a hot pepper. Use it mildly, and you add spice to the relationship. Use too much of it and it can burn.” — Ayala Pines

Jealousy Quotes To Overcome Its Negative Effects

196. “Jealousy fuses megalomania and self-abandonment.” ― Mason Cooley

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197. “It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.” ― Rupert Everett

198. “Jealousy is not love, but self-love.” ― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

199. “The jealousy that arises from another’s achievement is overcome by developing an awareness of and admiration for one’s own and other’s achievement.” ― Dalai Lama

200. “Humans are suspicious and jealous creatures. When they see something perfect, they want to find a flaw.” ― Gosho Aoyama

201. “Pride may go before a fall, but jealousy goes before destruction.” ― Gladys Taber

202. “jealousy, the most hideous emotion any human being ever suffers, has nothing to do with the mind. Or not at first.” ― Storm Jameson

203. “In my experience lust only ever leads to misery. All that suspicion and jealousy and anguish it unleashes. I don’t want those things in my life.” ― Chrissie Hynde

204. “Jealousy is the fire of envy that seeks to destroy another’s beauty, rather than to create its own.” ― Wes Fesler

205. “Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.” ― Anna Godbersen

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206. “Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.” ― J.R. Ward

207. “Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.” — Aristotle

208. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” — Bob Marley

209. “Some people hate you because of your success, and they will always hate you even if you give them everything you possess.” ― Mouloud Benzadi

210. “If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

211. “ A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.”— Xun Kuang

212. “Those who pull you down are inferior to those who lift you up.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

213. “Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.” — Santosh Kalwar

214. “Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.” — William Wycherley

215. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Jealousy Quotes To Help You Overcome Its Distructions

216. “The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get.” — Aristotle

217. “I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.” — Heidi Klum

218. “Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.” — Baruch Spinoza

219. “Never trust anyone who wants what you’ve got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.”  Eubie Blake

220. “Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.” Van Wyck Brooks

221. “My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.” — Rodney Dangerfield

222. “If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!” — Marie de France

223. “I’m not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I’ve known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they’d become jealous of the time I devote to my career.” — Milla Jovovich

224. “Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.” — Germaine Greer

225. Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.  —  Ambrose Bierce

Jealousy Quotes for Breaking the Chains of Envy

226. Jealousy is a self-made prison, locking you away from the beauty of your own journey.” ― Oprah Winfrey

227. “In the spotlight of your own accomplishments, there’s no room for jealousy, only the brilliance of your own light.” ― Michelle Obama

228. “Jealousy is a shadow that darkens the soul, obscuring the blessings that surround us.” ― Nelson Mandela

229. “A heart filled with gratitude has no space for jealousy. Choose to count your blessings, not the successes of others.” ― Dalai Lama

230. “Jealousy is the thief of joy, robbing you of the happiness that is rightfully yours.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

231. “In the garden of life, jealousy is the weed that chokes the flowers of contentment and peace.” ― Maya Angelou

232. “Jealousy is a mirror that reflects your insecurities, not the truth about others.” ― Audrey Hepburn

233. Embrace your uniqueness, and jealousy will wither in the face of your self-confidence.” ― Bill Gates

234. “Jealousy is a prison of your own making, but the key to freedom lies within you.” ― Oprah Winfrey

235. “To envy another is to deny your own potential. Celebrate their success, and you’ll find your path to greatness.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

Jealousy Quotes for Self-Reflection and Growth

236. “Jealousy is a fire that consumes the beholder, leaving nothing but ashes of bitterness in its wake.” ― Desmond Tutu

237. “Focus on your journey, not the destination of others. In the pursuit of your own goals, jealousy has no place.” ― Michelle Obama

238. “Jealousy is the rust that corrodes the bonds of friendship and erodes the foundation of trust.” ― Nelson Mandela

239. “In the symphony of life, jealousy is the dissonant note that disrupts the harmony of your own melody.” ― Dalai Lama

240. “Jealousy is a heavy burden to carry, but self-love is the feather-light wing that helps you soar.” ― Maya Angelou

241. “Let your successes be the antidote to jealousy, a reminder that you are capable of greatness too.” ― Oprah Winfrey

242. “Jealousy is a whisper of insecurity; silence it with the roar of your self-worth.” ― Audrey Hepburn

243. “In the garden of your soul, nurture the flowers of self-love and gratitude, and jealousy will find no soil to grow.” ― Bill Gates

244. “Jealousy is a storm that clouds the mind, but the sunshine of self-assurance can always break through.” ― Desmond Tutu

245. “Jealousy is a bridge to nowhere; choose instead to walk the path of your own purpose.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

246. “Insecure people put others down to raise themselves up.” ― Habeeb Akande

247. “Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle

248. “That I have no right to be jealous is irrelevant. It is a human passion: the sick, white underbelly of love.” ― Anita Shreve

249. “The jealousy and evilness are like worms, that destroy the soul.” ― Radostin Chernev

250. “Jealousy has the amazing power to illuminate a single person in an intense beam of light, keeping the multitude of others in total darkness.” ― Milan Kundera

251. “Jealousy knows no logic, nor does it respect reciprocity.” ― Jean Edward Smith

252. “Jealousy is an unjust and stifling thing.” ― Zane Grey

253. “I’ve always looked on criticism as a sort of envious tribute.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

254. “A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful.” ― Frank Herbert

255. “Jealousy smells like the water in the bottom of a flower vase after the flowers have died.” ― Megan Hart

Summary

Embracing the concept of unselfish joy helps us to let envy go and truly have happiness for others.

We can truly enjoy this feeling while seeking our own.

The negative things in life shouldn’t bog us down.

Instead, let’s be inspired and motivated by the positive.

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